TechCrunch has a story on StartUpSchwag which will be doing a similar thing which ValleySchwag started doing last year, which was to bag up all the ‘schwag’ (that’s free stuff, folks) they could from the plethora of startups in Silicon Valley and deliver to all the schwagheads every month for $15.
StartUpSchwag differs from ValleySchwag in that it will actually do the production of the merch for the companies too, making it easy to fulfill – which ValleySchwag sometimes found hard to do every month.
Nice idea! I heart schwag! And I happen to have the kewlest domain for said service : http://schw.ag !! Niiiice 🙂
I’ve had a website system planned for tshirt, mug, mousemat, etc designing for a while, over at http://blograffiti.com, for user generated merchandise for a few years. I still need to find a decent (global) printer/fulfiller to help me in this venture. I already have a redesigned doodler thing ready to go.
There’s also quite a few of these things cropping up all the time, some with some great tools for designing stuff. CafePress being the obvious one and PixelTees being an early starter in the self-made tee game.
There’s also more on this story over on ReadWriteWeb.